Friday’s Rugby News – Green and Gold Rugby


‘Hi there Scotland, have you ever crammed my outdated job but? I might fairly a Scottish winter than a TT grubbing I reckon.’

Friday’s Rugby Information

Fearless or Fearful Predictions – TT Spherical 2

I used to be almost proper final week once I tipped two Oz wins.

However ‘almost proper’ is akin to Liberal Social gathering ‘spin’ for really being utterly and totally flawed. That hasn’t dulled my intrepid sense of optimism and full avoidance of all proof on the contrary although and I’ve gone all in on three ‘W’s’ for Oz facet this week.

Now we have lulled the forces of middle-earth right into a false sense of rugby superiority and have them proper the place we needed them – contemporary for the choosing this weekend, nicely, principally………

Earlier than we get all the way down to TT Spherical #2 nitty -gritty, a couple of ideas for all Oz sides this week, free of charge, from an absolute Rugby ‘know-nothing’, don’t-kick-the-bloody-ball-directly-back-to-them.

There’s three issues Kiwi’s completely like to obtain. 5 years of stable kindergarten schooling, Social Safety advantages in Oz and receiving the rugby ball in damaged subject with fractured defensive strains opposing them. They spot gaps like I spot meat pies, it’s nearly legendary their means to see them, assault them and revel in them with sauce, sorry – exploit them.

In the event you’re gonna kick it, kick it to the shit-house (you will a minimum of disrupt Aaron Smith’s ‘actions’) – kick it lengthy, kick it out however for the love of Yoda, don’t kick it again to them in damaged subject play in any respect, never-bloody-ever.

Oh and in addition are you able to all stick the ‘Garry Owen’, ‘up and beneath’ or ‘bomb’ from YOUR OWN BLODDY 22, again within the drawer from whence it got here. Capiche?

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'Yeah it was 5-3, but did you know 10 Pin Bowling Australia.....'

‘Yeah it was 50-3, however do you know Ten Pin Bowling Australia has an Autumnal provide and lately I bowled a 192 – any questions?’

Hurricanes v Melbourne Rebels

Friday 21 Could, Sky Stadium, Wellington, 5:05pm

One to actually keep away from watching for those who really love rugby.

In the event you then again, get pleasure from S&M, Parliamentary Query Time or watching your cat torment a helpless, confused and fearful mouse, by all means, tune in.

Of the latest $101 million greenback announcement for a Victorian Rugby Centre of Excellence, half of that ought to go to fund a clinic for the remedy of PTSD for Rebels followers, sponsors and wider Oz rugby neighborhood.

A few  suspended forwards return for the Rebels in Take a look at backrower Isi Naisarani in addition to Wallabies squad member Trevor Hosea, however akin to shuffling deck chairs of the nice ship Titanic, it’ll assist delay the inevitable, however the general consequence received’t change.

Based mostly on the shortage of ability, plan, management, kicking smarts, attacking threats or simply plain rugby endeavour final week at house, you’d be off your chops to anticipate something considerably higher throughout the ‘dutch’.

Two-Cows appeared distracted by his appointment to the Ten Pin Bowling Australia Board final week as that physique put together for the annual nationwide event. The competitors will see future serial killers, bed-wetter’s and customarily individuals to keep away from, sq. off for a title that no regular individual offers a flying Fukoshima about.

With MT shifting out to #12 for this recreation it could liberate the beforehand constipated Reb’s assault. With giant bodied Cambell Magnay at #13 and the ever harmful ‘Exocet’ on the flanks you’ll hope the Reb’s might a minimum of rating one attempt on this recreation, Jehovah forebid they rating a double!

If, in new MT parlance, the Rebels can keep away from 80 minutes of ‘gutter balls’ like final week, get a couple of strikes early, they might keep away from absolute de-spare.

Nonetheless, if the Rebels lose by lower than 25 will probably be a substantial enchancment on final weeks consequence. Final week’s efficiency, nicely, it’s the outdated bulldog consuming porridge analogy, I get the intent, however bugger me, the outcomes a whole bloody catastrophe.

Canes by 25+


HURRICANES (1-15): 1Xavier Numia, 2. Dane Coles (c), 3. Tyrel Lomax, 4. James Blackwell, 5. Scott Scrafton, 6. Reed Prinsep, 7. Du’Plessis Kirifi, 8. Devan Flanders, 9. Jonathan Taumateine, 10. Orbyn Leger, 11. Wes Goosen, 12. Ngani Laumape, 13. Billy Proctor, 14. Julian Savea, 15. Jordie Barrett

RESERVES: 16. Asafo Aumua, 17. Pouri Rakete-Stones, 18. Alex Fidow, 19. Liam Mitchell, 20. Brayden Iose, 21. Gareth Evans, 22. Cam Roigard, 23. Lolagi Visinia

REBELS (1-15): 1. Cameron Orr, 2. Jordan Uelese, 3. Cabous Eloff, 4. Rob Leota, 5. Trevor Hosea, 6. Michael Wells, 7. Josh Kemeny, 8. Isi Naisarani, 9. Joe Powell, 10. Carter Gordon, 11. Marika Koroibete, 12. Matt To’ouma ©, 13. Campbell Magnay, 14. Andrew Kellaway, 15. George Price

Reserves: 16. James Hanson, 17. Matt Gibbon, 18. Lucio Sordoni, 19. Ross Haylett-Petty, 20. Richard Hardwick, 21. James Tuttle, 22. Stacey Ili, 23. Frank Lomani

OFFICIALSReferee: Graham Cooper Assistant Ref 1:Paul Williams Assistant Ref 2:Angus Mabey TMO : Mike Fraser

Following a narrow loss, owner and Karaoke tragic lifts the boys with a Whitney Houston classic ' I will always love you'  during training this week

Pressure proprietor & Karaoke tragic ‘Twiggy’ Forest lifts the boys spirits with a Whitney Houston traditional ‘ I’ll at all times love you’ throughout coaching this week.

Western Pressure v Highlanders

Friday 21 Could, HBF Park, Perth, 7:45pm

Fortunately I acquired the margins flawed for final week’s recreation, however not the outline of the Pressure outing.

Loads of coronary heart, some good rugby abilities and smarts and the Chiefs can take into account themselves very, very fortunate to go away WA with the win.

There’s an outdated adage in Rugby that ‘kickers don’t lose you video games’ – yeah, nicely I name bullshit on that this time.

That kick was a ‘gimme’ for any half-decent kicker. My 92yo Aunt Gladys, with dodgy hips, failing eye-sight, emphysema AND a strolling body would have slotted that one. It truly is 4 factors gone that the Pressure ought to must their tally

What about this week?

Highlanders flip to journey throughout the planet to HBF Park. Arduous to gauge how good they have been of their final begin Reds win because the Reds have been poor.

The Pressure welcome again second row colossus Sitaleki Timani for this recreation, his return results in a free ahead reshuffle with Lee-Warner to #6 & Anstee to #8 and Stander on the pine.

The WA boy’s are at house, maybe a contact offended, definitely disenchanted, resolute and able to spring the ambush. I’ve the Pressure as specials for this one and the FIRST Oz win for TT. With the a lot vaunted Sea of Blue in attendance, perception have to be robust amongst the facet that they’re ok and with the pending risk of deportation to Argentinian #10 Domingo Miotti if he misses one other gimme, I foretell a win for the United Nations facet of Western Australia.

While the Highlanders welcome again from harm and the naughty chair Josh Ioane, Shannon Frizell they are going to be no straightforward beats. The Pressure are at house, settled and add to that ‘Aussie Nic’ on the whistle and the Pressure are specials.

Pressure by 9


FORCE (1-15): 1. Tom Robertson, 2. Feleti Kaitu’u, 3. Santiago Medrano, 4. Jeremy Thrush, 5. Sitaleki Timani, 6. Fergus Lee-Warner, 7. Kane Koteka, 8. Tim Anstee, 9. Tomas Cubelli, 10. Jake McIntyre, 11. Jordan Olowofela, 12. Henry Taefu, 13. Kyle Godwin (c), 14. Richard Kahui, 15. Rob Kearney

RESERVES: 16. Andrew Prepared, 17. Angus Warner, 18. Greg Holmes, 19. Ryan McCauley, 20. Brynard Stander, 21. Ian Prior, 22. Domingo Miotti, 23. Jake Strachan

HIGHLANDERS (1-15): 1. Ayden Johnstone 2. Ash Dixon (cc)3. Siate Tokolahi 4. Pari Pari Parkinson 5. Bryn Evans    6.  Shannon Frizell 7. Billy Harmon 8. Hugh Renton 9. Aaron Smith (cc) 10.Mitch Hunt 11  Jona Nareki 12. Scott Gregory 13. Michael Collins 14. Patelesio Tomkinson 15. Sam Gilbert

RESERVES: 16. Liam Coltman17. Ethan De Groot 18. Josh Hohneck19. Josh Dickson 20. Kazuki Himeno 21. Kayne Hammington 22. Josh Ioane 23. Ngatugnane Punivai

OFFICIALS:  Referee: Nic Berry Assistant Ref 1:Amy Perrett Assistant Ref 2:Reuben Keane TMO : James Leckie

64 points and 10 tries let in. Clearly he is the problem and must go - shit, hang on.........

64 factors and 10 tries let in. Clearly this bloke is a  drawback and should go – shit, dangle on………

Blues v Waratahs

Saturday 22 Could, Eden Park, Auckland, 2:35pm

Information are supposed to be damaged – bugger it.

They are saying per week’s a very long time in politics, however the equal interval in Rugby absolutely aint sufficient to reset a complete defensive perspective, construction or approach?

Adam Gilchrist may’ve been proud of an general rating of 112 in simply 80 minutes on the SCG however as a Rugby fan I believed it was like watching the after-training recreation of ‘contact’ we used to play as rank amateurs within the 90’s. Actually a few of the ‘touches’ we used have been extra stable than the shoulders of many a Tahs defenders final week.

Within the chilly mild of day the Tahs ‘D’ was nothing wanting embarrassing, no really, it was merely, abjectly, appalling. It once more confirmed a comfortable psychological fortitude and proof of a ‘few roos free within the prime paddock’ as my Grandad would say.

The Tahs can assault, however assault with out defence, it’s a bit just like the Captain with out Tennille – it’ll get you nowhere quick and no one actually offers a shit.

The Blues are at house and searching relaxed will probably be close to unimaginable to run over. They’d energy of their pack final week, sheer tempo and electrical energy within the their backs an performed at tempo and width and have been extraordinarily spectacular. Sure, the Reb’s have been poor final week, however that ought to not detract from how good the Blues have been additionally.

Little doubt the Tahs will click on quickly, if for no different cause than the mathematical legislation of averages calls for it, will it’s this week although?

Even with the spectacular Ben Donaldson rightfully protecting the #10 jersey (Pat Healy although was good from the pine final week), the management and spirt of their captain, ‘Commissioner’ Gordon, the return from the pine of ‘Jumpin’ Jack Dempsey, I sadly foretell extra ache for my beloved Tahs on this one.

The rugby gods will proceed to frown on the younger Tahs squad. I worry this recreation will probably be a bridge to far for these in sky blue and they’re going to equal their document for longest ever shedding streak of 10 in a row.

Improper Blues by 24.


Blues (1-15) 1. Karl Tu’inukuafe, 2. Kurt Eklund, 3. Ofa Tuungafasi, 4. Gerard Cowley-Tuioti, 5. Josh Goodhue, 6. Tom Robinson (c), 7. Blake Gibson, 8. Akira Ioane, 9. Finlay Christie, 10. Otere Black, 11. AJ Lam, 12. TJ Faiane, 13. Rieko Ioane, 14. Bryce Heem, 15. Zarn Sullivan

RESERVES: 16. Soane Vikena, 17. Alex Hodgman, 18. Marcel Renata, 19. Patrick Tuipulotu, 20. Dalton Papalii, 21. Sam Nock, 22. Harry Plummer, 23. Mark Telea, 24. Jacob Ratumaitavuki-Kneepkens.

Tahs (1-15)  1Angus Bell, 2.Dave Porecki, 3. Harry Johnson-Holmes, 4. Hugh Sinclair, max Douglas, 6. Lachie Swinton, 7 Charlie Gamble, 8. Will Harris, 9. Jake Gordon (C), 10. Ben Donaldson, 11. James Turner (Debut), 12. Lalakai Foketi, 13. Izaia Perese, 14. Alex Newsome, 15. Jack Maddocks

RESERVES 16. Joe Cotton, 17. Te Tera Faulkner, 18. Darcy Breen, 19. Jack Whetton, 20. jack Depsey, 21. Carlo Tizzan, 22. Jack Grant, 23. Will Harrison

Kiwi Assist Workforce #1 : Referee: Brendon Pickerill Assistant Ref 1:Angus Mabey Assistant Ref 2:Lauen Jenner TMO : Shane McDermott

Coach McKellar has really aged with the recent spate of 'near misses'

‘Chuckles’ McKellar has actually aged with the latest spate of ‘close to misses’ for his facet.

Chief’s v Brumbies

Saturday 22 Could, FMG Stadium, Hamilton, 5:05pm

Not typically you’d use ‘journey’ as a cause for a Kiwi facet to lose a match on Jacinda Island, however that’s my important cause this week to tip in opposition to them even with the return of Tremendous Rugby & AB’s legend, the match and fearsome sexagenarian, Liam Messam to the Chiefs beginning facet.

The Chiefs are coming off a loss in their very own competitors last, hopped straight onto a airplane to WA, a flat efficiency and a sneaky win in opposition to a gallant Pressure facet after which they fly straight again to Hamilton to host the Ponies. The Ponies themselves, already primarily based in NZ have been a fraction unfortunate to not have shared the factors with the Crusaders at house.

Of all of the groups first few rounds the Chiefs have had the most important ask by way of logistics. The Ponies will lay in wait believing they’re ok to get the lollies right here.

With some cavalry returning, little journey, the facet almost edging the Crusaders at house and a protracted pedigree of success the Ponies will probably be full noise for this one. One impediment for the ACT facet could also be having to spend per week in Hamilton. Having spent 5 years there one weekend I severely contemplated swimming again to Australia fairly than spending one other 5 minutes in that place. It wouldn’t be such a uninteresting place if not for absolutely the dullness.

Chuckles McKellar has little question been working his facet laborious, each bodily and mentally I reckon and they are going to be primed for this one.

Nevertheless, so much will hinge on the beginning 15 to get them off to a very good begin and set up a stable lead so the ‘finishers’ can dangle onto and shut out.

For mine the Ponies bench is ‘skinny’ on expertise and ‘X’ issue, stable and trades-like, however capable of run down a Chiefs lead on the house turf, me thinks not.

Additionally, nearly as good as Darcy Swain is getting – don’t underestimate the lack of Caydern Neville to the Ponies. For my part he has been the shape lock of SR Oz, huge engine, good arms, a set piece ‘Normal’ and a wise all-round footballer and a giant loss for the Canberrans.

For all that, I feel the Brumbies can get this one achieved – simply.

Ponies by 7


CHIEFS (1-15) 1.  Aidan Ross 2. Samisoni Taukei’aho 3. Sione Mafileo 4. Josh Lord 5. Tupou Vaa’i 6. Liam Messam 7. Lachlan Boshier 8. Luke Jacobson9. Brad Weber  ©10. Damian McKenzie11. Jonah Lowe12. Alex Nankivell 13. Anton Lienert-Brown 14. Bailyn Sullivan 15. Chase Tiatia

RESERVES:16. Bradley Slater 17. Ollie Norris 18. Atu Moli 19. Zane Kapeli 20. Pita Gus Sowakula
21. Xavier Roe 22. Rameka Poihipi  23. Kaleb Trask

BRUMBIES (1-15) 1. Scott Sio 2. Lachlan Lonergan 3. Allan Alaalatoa (c) 4. Darcy Swain 5. Nick Frost 6. Henry Stowers 7. Rory Scott 8. Rob Valetini 9. Ryan Lonergan 10. Noah Lolesio 11. Tom Wright 12. Irae Simone 13. Len Ikitau14. Solomone Kata 15. Tom Banks

RESERVES 16. Connal McInerney17. Harry Lloyd 18. Tom Ross 19. Tom Hooper 20. Tom Cusack 21. Issak Fines-Leleiwasa 22. Bayley Kuenzle 23. Mack Hansen

KIWI SUPPORT TEAM #2: Referee: Ben O’Keeffe Assistant Ref 1:Paul Williams Assistant Ref 2:Dan Waenga
TMO :Aaron Paterson

'Cuz, chill, bro, Sader's, yeah no, bro, got this, eh cuz bro'. The Padre translating for Kiwi press.

‘Cuz, chill, bro, Sader’s, yeah no, bro, acquired this, eh cuz bro’. The Padre translating for Kiwi press.

Queensland Reds v Crusaders

Saturday 22 Could, Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane, 7:45pm

Match of the spherical.

Each groups have been nicely off their respective ‘video games’ final week. From an leisure perspective the primary 40 minutes of every groups match was laborious to look at. With limitless scrum resets within the Crusaders recreation, uncommon dealing with errors and a few ‘distinctive’ refereeing interpretations it made for troublesome viewing, very similar to Season 8 of Sport of Thrones – it nonetheless shits me about John Snow.

The Pink’s trigger will probably be improved for various causes on this match.

They’re again at Fortress Suncorp, a giant crowd anticipated, some cavalry coming back from harm  and have an actual premiership appear and feel about them. After feeling sorry for the Kiwi’s final week The Padre has almost a full energy facet at his disposal and he has rolled out the massive weapons.

Again within the matchday XXIII for this week from harm and workload administration are:  Harry Wilson, Tate McDermott, Alex Mafi and maybe our greatest centre in Oz, ‘The Squatter’, Hunter Paisami. Add to that the return to the beginning facet begin of The Abottoir, FKA, McReight and Suliasi Vunivalu (who regarded electrical in final weeks loss) and barring Jordan of Nazareth it’s a really robust outfit. Equally the bench appears to be like quick, cellular and harmful and I just like the Reds for this one, I like them A LOT.

Additionally, interesting to my inside maths nerd, the tenth anniversary of the Pink’s well-known 2011 Tremendous Rugby Title in opposition to this exact same facet attracts nearer, so there’s a pleasant little undercurrent of déjà vu effervescent alongside within the background.

The Reds have been poor by their very own requirements final week and The Padre was too variety when he advised they have been ‘5% off’ of their recreation (I’d say extra like 35% off). LSL was superb when he got here on, as to Sorovi and McReight. On Sorovi, what has he achieved flawed on the Reds to ‘seemingly’ fall from grace – he appears a greater choice, at this level than Thomas?

With a whopping crowd anticipated, again at house the place they haven’t misplaced since round 1937 the Pink’s gamers develop and additional head – sorry –further leg up there and are simply that a lot more durable to beat.

With loads of returning troops again within the XXIII , a passionate fan base and eager to avenge a poor efficiency first up in TT, I just like the Pink’s right here. Equally although, the person not at present ok to educate the AB’s, South Island break dancing champion, MC Hammer fan and present Crusaders Coach, Brett Robbo could have given his facet an ‘perspective adjustment’ after their outing in opposition to the Ponies and I anticipate a exhibiting extra befitting of the Crusader franchise this week.

When the mud is settled I reckon we could have all witnessed a ripper of a match, and in addition 2011 repeated with a well-known Reds win.

Pink’s by 8


REDS (1-15):  Dane Zander 2. Brandon Paenga-Amosa   3. Taniela Tupou  4. Ryan Smith s 5. Lukhan Salakaia-Loto –   6. Liam Wright  (co-captain) 7. Fraser McReight 8. Harry Wilson     9. Tate McDermott 10. James O’Connor  (co-captain) 11. Jock Campbell   12. Hamish Stewart    13. Hunter Paisami    14. Suliasi Vunivalu  15. Bryce Hegarty

RESERVES: 16. Alex Mafi  17. Harry Hoopert     18. Feao Fotuaika  19. Seru Uru s  20. Angus Scott-Younger  21. Kalani Thomas   22. Isaac Henry   23. Filipo Daugunu

CRUSADERS (1-15) 1. George Bower 2.  Codie Taylor (C) 3.  Oliver Jager 4.  Mitchell Dunshea 5.  Samuel Whitelock          6.  Whetukamokamo Douglas 7.  Ethan Blackadder 8.  Cullen Grace9.   Mitchell Drummond 10. Richie Mo’unga                 11. Leicester Fainga’anuku 12. David Havili (VC) 13. Braydon Ennor 14. Sevu Reece 15. Will Jordan

RESERVES: 16. Brodie McAlister 17. Tamaiti Williams 18. Michael Alaalatoa 19. Quinten Unusual                                     20. Sione Havili Talitui  21. Bryn Corridor 22. Dallas McLeod 23. Manasa Mataele

KIWI SUPPORT TEAM #3 : Referee: Mike FraserAssistant Ref 1:Damon Murphy Assistant Ref 2:Jordan Means TMO :Brett Cronan

All hail the King. Bow your heads peasants.

Bow your heads in reverence peasants. All hail the return of King Michael.

Friday’s Quick 

‘O Captain! My Captain – Who Else!’

In information absolutely to be warmly acquired by >90% right here by the GAGR devoted, coach Moses snuck this one out late Thursday night time by way of the SMH.

In what is unquestionably one of the vital logical, warranted and ‘no brainer’ calls of Moses’ quick, but largely unsuccessful time as Wallabies Coach (bloody Kiwi’s), Moses has confirmed that Australia’s Premier 7, NSW Legend and winner of John Eales Medal 26 occasions, rightful incumbent of the Wallabies throne, by kind, birthright and sheer quantity of labor will once more be the Wallabies Captain for 2021.

When requested why – he mentioned merely paraphrased former US president and soft-top saloon hater JFK – ‘ask not why I’ve picked Hoops for the function, however as a substitute ask why the function is ideal for Hoops’

Lengthy stay King Michael the Nice.

Formally ‘Sport On’

RA has formally launched it’s bid as hosts for the 2027 RWC to held throughout this sunburnt nation, a land of coal scarred plains.

The planets appear to be aligning for RA and the grand outdated recreation itself. No different established Rugby Nation has put their arms up as but (whispers of a ‘Celtic’ bid) for 2027 & World Rugby have a said choice for an ‘current’ rugby nation to host one of many subsequent two (2027 & 2031) cups, whereas the opposite would go to a ‘growing rugby nation’ (USA).

Given Russia’s doping historical past and the very fact they are precluded from bidding for main sporting occasions till the tip of 2022 by a Courtroom of Arbitration for Sport ruling –  it’s in contrast to any world sports activities physique would ‘reward’ them with any internet hosting rights for something above Worldwide Ferret Neutering.  Add to that USA Rugby lately entered chapter proceedings issues are trying good for RA and it’s 2027 bid.

A win by ‘default’ continues to be a win. Frankly, I don’t care how we win so long as we win. As a former cricket coach as soon as advised me, ‘you’ll be able to’t draw footage within the scorebook Hoss – solely the consequence’.

Nevertheless it may be advisable for all RA workers concerned to verify all door handles and ingesting water for ‘Novichok’ ought to we win. Russia have notable kind in being fairly ‘sore losers’.

$5,000,000.00pa – that’s lots of chocolate.

Furthering the ‘excellent news bubble’ at present surrounding RA and the Oz recreation basically, there are whispers out of RA that the lately introduced Cadbury deal is price extra to RA in chilly laborious money than the earlier QANTAS deal ($5m/pa. in money & contra), in that case the infusion of extra ‘Johnny’ into RA coffers is nice information for RA and the sport.

As a lifelong supporter of Cadbury and its quite a few product choices (I’m drooling whereas typing this – speak about Pavlov’s canine) I’m glad that other than sort 2 diabetes, my loyal assist and never inconsiderable monetary contributions to the brand new sponsor will serve Oz Rugby so nicely – you’re welcome RA, you’re welcome

For these of you sufficiently old to recollect – try Professor Julius Sumner Miller on this 1988 industrial. ‘Reality in promoting’, nicely, you resolve……….

RA & NZR take into account ‘open relationship’

Former ‘Kingswood Nation’ star and now Australian Rugby CEO Lex Marinos revealed on Monday the governing physique have been having “philosophical conversations” with New Zealand Rugby about opening the borders, so gamers might play in the identical competitors however on different sides of the ditch and nonetheless stay eligible for his or her nationwide groups.

“From an RA perspective, if we’re taking part in in a contest whether or not it’s right here, New Zealand, you begin waiting for Japan and different markets, I feel for those who’ve acquired all gamers which might be taking part in in that competitors eligible it’s solely good for the comp since you get the cross pollination of the participant, you’ll have the ability to create that unpredictability in consequence,” Lex mentioned.

“That’s one thing we’re open-minded about” Sounds to me like its time for some Barry White music, some scented candles and the Gold-Lamé lounge go well with, issues are about to get ‘freaky-naughty‘ (I like that film).

Don’t understand how I really feel about cheering for a Tahs facet with a doable Moody, Coles or Savea taking part in for them, it simply feels so utterly and totally morally flawed, until they win after all – then it’s a bloody nice thought and I’ve no situation with it.

 The enemy of my enemy……….

I do know that is GREEN & GOLD Rugby, however something that weakens NZ Rugby (NZR) is by definition superb for Inexperienced & Gold Rugby proper……..

Like dim-witted second cousins at Nice Uncle Harold’s probate studying, NZR & NZRPA (NZ Rugby Gamers Affiliation) are arguing over the household silver, or so it appears.

A rival bid from home-grown Kiwi funding supervisor Forsyth Barr by way of the NZRPA has been tabled, however tabled by the media and never by way of NZR!  Even bigger sums are being bandied about for a slice of AB’s possession with an opportunity for ‘mum & dad’ traders to personal a slice of the motion. Add within the added attract from Forsyth Barr of a free lifetime provide of wool-lined slippers,  ‘The Better of Dave Dobbins, Platinum Version’ and a primary version, hardcopy of the erotic and helpful Kiwi Farmer / Journey / Life-style guide ‘The Kaaaaaaarma Sutra’ and it’s a fairly compelling funding proposition.

If I have been NZRPA I might get their members to boycott all video games till after this 12 months’s Bledisloe collection.

When GAGR approached RA Chair Hamish Mac he mysteriously quoted some French small-person and army man  “N’interrompez jamais un ennemi qui est en practice de faire une erreur.”

Probably not certain what which means, however like most issues in French, it sounds each clever & seductive and raises the esteem of which mentioned French talking individual is held in, indubitably.

Au revoir.





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